Life on Purpose: An evening with Vic Strecher, Ph.D. featuring Akropolis Reed Quintet

April 29, 2016  //  FOUND IN: Our Employees,

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The University of Michigan School of Public Health is proud to host “Life on Purpose: A collaborative performance with Vic Strecher, Ph.D., and Akropolis Reed Quintet.”

This multimedia event, which takes place on Wednesday, May 11 at 7 p.m. in the Rackham Auditorium, pairs readings from Dr. Strecher’s new book, Life on Purpose: How Living For What Matters Most Changes Everything, with curated selections from Akropolis’ works. The result is a collaborative presentation fusing Dr. Strecher’s inspiring story with Akropolis’ spacious repertoire.

Dr. Strecher’s new book examines the science and philosophy of purpose in life and ways to develop and align with one’s purpose. The results of this groundbreaking investigation are revelatory. But Life on Purpose does more than just provide the latest science; it offers a step-by-step program for improving energy, willpower, health, and long-term happiness.

“I wrote the book because I think that the philosophically-based concept of purpose in life may be overlooked or not taken seriously by scientists, despite significant evidence of its effect,” said Dr. Strecher. “If purpose in life was a drug, it would likely receive hundreds of millions of dollars in funding from NIH and potentially become a multi-billion dollar drug. My book draws on ancient philosophy, the most modern science, and personal experience to create an engaging, useful book for creating a more fulfilled, meaningful, and healthy life.”

Dr. Strecher is an award-winning pioneer in the field of behavioral science and professor at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. He’s also founder of UM Center for Health Communications Research, an organization dedicated to research of digital health communications.

This event is free and open to the public. Dr. Strecher and Akropolis will sign books and CDs after the event. You won’t want to miss this!